Challenges to corporate business success requires the development of a new type of manager/leader who can integrate business expertise with knowledge of science and technology. The Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Sustainability Science is an example of this new model of graduate education. While the PSM degree has grown significantly in U.S. graduate education, this paper tests its viability as a professional degree program designed to prepare sustainability professionals for Vietnamese businesses. A survey was delivered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to discover if local companies find sustainability education to be a current or future human resource need for their organizations; if so, what education and job skillsets are business organizations looking for; and to assess their support for an experiential program, internship or consultancy for students in such a program. The results of this survey indicate that there is a growing need for sustainability professionals in Vietnam and that companies would be interested in developing research and internship opportunities with local universities.
Robert Taylor, Montclair State University of New Jersey, USA, United States
Stream: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements
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